Here's what the composers have to say about the recording
QUILT is Norman Weinberg's solo CD recording. The disc is a blend of acoustic and electronic pieces. Four of his own electronic percussion works:Quilt, Slide City, Beijing, and Slow Burn share the stage with John Phathas' Matre's Dance with pianist, Tomoko Uchino; Brett William Dietz' multiple-percussion composition, Rechargeable Light; David Hollinden's Surface Tension with percussionist, Todd Hammes; and Richard McCandless' work for multiple-percussion and track,Voyager.
The CD was recorded at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music's Recording Studio with Wiley Ross and Norm producing.
See below for the composer reviews of the performances of their included pieces.
This is a superb recording of a great performance. I love the marriage of hyper-charged energy with cool precision. The ensemble with Tomoko is exceptional and the unfailing clarity of the smallest subdivisions (even in the most intense passages) gives this recording a sense of momentum and indefatigable energy - which is absolutely true to the original spirit of the piece. It’s a great endorsement of Matre’s Dance, and I’m thrilled with what you’ve achieved.
Norm and Todd have created a fine recording. Their instruments sound good and their phrasing is articulate, allowing the small details in the music to come through. And they control the dynamics such that they can maintain energy and drive throughout the entire piece. They have captured the spirit of the music in a fine performance.
You really sound great on my piece. It sounds exactly the way I
envisioned it my head. Thank you for this gift! I love your electronic works. Also - your interp of Matre's Dance is awesome!!!
It's rare that a composer has a recording of one of his works that conveys his vision of that work, and this is what Norman Weinberg has done with Voyager. His interpretation and performance are precisely what I intended. I consider his recording to be the definitive performance.